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Seven people were taken to a Portland-area hospital following a Friday night two-vehicle serious injury crash on Highway 26 about three miles west of Government Camp. According to Oregon State Police,  at about 9:10 p.m. a 2006 Chrysler Sebring driven by Elva Barajas, 35, from Prineville, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 50 when she lost control on snowy road conditions. Her car slid broadside into the eastbound lane where it collided with an eastbound 1992 Jeep Cherokee driven by Jeremiah W. Carter, 37, of Prineville.


Barajas, who had minor injuries, and her three passengers were transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with injuries. Right front passenger Juan M. Moran Murilio, 85, from Prineville, was extricated by fire personnel with serious injuries. The other two rear male passengers, ages 8 and 11, had minor or possible injuries. All were using safety restraints. 

Carter, who had minor injuries, and his two passengers were also transported to the same hospital by ambulance with injuries. Right rear passenger Christian Carter, 14, from Prineville, was not using safety restraints and had a possible serious injury. The 12-year old male right front passenger had a possible injury. The driver and right front passenger were using safety restraints.



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